• Student Dress Code 2023 - 2024

    The responsibility for the dress and appearance of a student rests primarily with the student and their parents or guardians. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment, the district believes in the following basic principles:

    • All students are encouraged to dress in a manner that is appropriate, comfortable and conducive to an active academic school day.
    • Students should be able to wear clothing without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline or body shaming.
    • The student dress code should serve to support all students to develop a body-positive self-image.
    • The district standard dress and appearance policy is gender neutral and applies to all students equally regardless of gender on school campuses and at school-sponsored functions and will be enforced consistently and fairly by all members of the school staff.

    Examples of inappropriate clothing include:

    • clothing where the buttocks or torso is exposed, i.e., tube tops, half shirts, halters
    • clothing that is see-through. (clothing must be opaque)
    • clothing or accessories that show profanity, obscene words or pictures, sexually suggestive statements, violence, or incitement to violence
    • clothing representing gang-related activities
    • clothing where the entire thigh is exposed, such as micro minis or short shorts.
    • bathing suits or cut-offs
    • the wearing and carrying of tobacco promotional items, or items promoting controlled substances (drugs) and/or alcohol
    • clothing where undergarments are exposed
    • clothing that has text or visual images that is libelous, bullying, constitutes harassment or discrimination
    • footwear must be worn at school and all functions no backless or open toe footwear

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    CMSD Dress Expectations